Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
This event has been POSTPONED!!!
New date TBD!! Please check back later in the spring for more information!!!
Limmud is a Jewish learning festival with engaging lectures and workshops representing the full spectrum of Jewish belief, interest and practice. Before Baltimore's second annual Limmud event, on April 21, 2013www.limmudbaltimore.com, check out a Taste of Limmud - Downtown, for an evening of learning hosted at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
1. Making Community Work for Me with Ari Witkin - Pearlstone Center:
It can be hard to find ways to invite or reinvite Judaism into our lives, especially when we it feels like we have to compromise something else. This is all the more difficult when the "community" doesn't seem to be holding the type of space we are looking for. This discussion will be focused on navigating the complexities of making space for Jewish practice, and building the type of community we want and need, in the busy life of an urban 20 something in 2013.
2. What can M.C. Escher's print, "Still life with reflecting globe" teach us about Shabbat? with Morris Panitz - Pearlstone Center:
How can Shabbat be a tool to re-imagine what our lives could be? In a world dominated by unprecedented access to choice, Shabbat can create useful boundaries to reorient to our innermost priorities. Barry Schwartz's TED talk the Paradox of Choice will help frame the discussion, and if there's time, participants will draw their own still life.
3. Heroes: Real and Imagined with Marvin Pinkert - Jewish Museum of Maryland and Skipp Sanders - Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
Last summer the directors of two East Baltimore museums discovered an unexpected common ground in their upcoming project schedules. Skipp Sanders of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture and Marvin Pinkert of the Jewish Museum of Maryland talk about their respective exhibit projects and the partnerships they have forged in programs and education. They also reflect on the roles that heroes have played in their own lives and in their communities, and they will invite the audience to share their stories of heroes, both real and imagined.
To find out more about Taste of Limmud - Downtown contact email@example.com or call 410-732-6400 ext. 215